📸: Kaylee Greenlee Beal | @kgreenleephoto | Heron contributor
Thousands flocked to the Sunken Garden Theater over the weekend for the 35th edition of A Taste of New Orleans. One of Fiesta’s most popular events, A Taste of NOLA offers Cajun and Creole foods from gumbo to red beans and rice to boiled crawfish from area restaurants and vendors, and benefits the San Antonio Zulu Association’s efforts to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors. On Saturday afternoon, a few thousand braved the naked sun, which traditionally scorches any event held in the concrete bowl that is Sunken Garden Theater during the day, and listened and danced to The Original Pinettes Brass Band, an all-female outfit from New Orleans. Once the sun set, things cooled down for Europa. Other performers throughout the weekend included Buckwheat Zydeco Jr. & the Legendary Ils Sont Partis Band, the Dirty River Jazz Band, and Billy Ray Sheppard. — Heron staff
Kaylee Greenlee Beal is a freelance photojournalist based in San Antonio. She graduated from Baylor University in May 2020 with a major in journalism and minor in political science. Follow her on Twitter at @kayleegreenlee or on Instagram at @kgreenleephoto.